Take a break and explore Chisago Lakes. As the “Gateway to the Lakes,” Chisago City is part of the chain of five small towns that make up Chisago Lakes. Nestled along Highway 8, these small towns work together as one community, yet are uniquely their own.
The entrance to Chisago City, with the majestic Winery on the left and the peaceful view of Green Lake on the right, signals you’ve reached the “Gateway to the Lakes”.
Chisago City’s small town atmosphere offers visitors one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops. Eat at the local café and observe the regulars playing cribbage. Watch for classic cars along Highway 8 while eating outside, or pop into one of the neighborhood bars for happy hour lunch specials. For some retail therapy be sure to visit unique shops that offer handmade and repurposed items, or stroll through the Farmers Market held on Fridays in Moberg Park.
With nine parks, Chisago City offers many outdoors spaces to visit. Centrally located in the town is Moberg Park, which pays tribute to author Vilhem Moberg who traveled the area on bike in the 1950s and wrote, The Emigrants, a fictional story series about Swedish characters Karl Oscar and Kristina Nilsson. Take a picture with Vilhem’s statue or attend one of the many seasonally inspired events, including the town celebration of Ki Chi Saga Days in August. Chuckie Lindstrom Park, with its skate board area, ice rinks, and paved trails is a popular gathering place for both youth and adults. Paradise Park, host to the Toughman MN-Chisago Lakes Triathlon, offers a great place to swim, fish and picnic. Ojiketa Regional Park, formerly a Girl Scout Camp, with its 70 acres of woods, cabins and shoreline, is a serene place to get in touch with nature. At Ojiketa, walk the wooded trail, lounge on the sandy beach, and ring the old girl scout dinner bell.
Beaches, parks, and novel retailers . . . It’s all Yours to Explore in Chisago Lakes.